As we all become more aware of the threat of climate change, embodying sustainable practices into our daily lives is crucial in helping the environment. Often news about climate can be overwhelming or hard to digest and we might feel like we are helpless in making things better. But, there are things we can all do to help out and we’ve got some lifestyle changes you can make today at home or in the workplace to do your bit!
- Save energy- make sure your home has energy saving light bulbs and try and avoid using appliances that use a lot of energy like tumble dryers and dishwashers. If you want to go that little bit further, you can look into improving the insulation of your home through retrofitting.
- Use reusable alternatives- Stop buying plastic water bottles and get a reusable one that you can fill up! Get bamboo cutlery and toothbrushes. These little accessories can really make a difference particularly if you have to travel a lot for work.
- Reduce your meat consumption- Animal agriculture is responsible for 51% of man-made climate change. Whilst giving up meat completely is difficult to do for a lot of us, reducing your meat content to only eat it once a day or once a week is a lot more achievable and will make a difference.
- Go paperless- This is something you could campaign to bring into your workplace. Opt to only receive letters via email and print out minimal copies of documents. Many workplaces are now paperless or only use 100% recycled paper.
- Consider getting a beehive- Having a beehive for your office space or residential home is a relatively inexpensive investment in local biodiversity. Bees pollinate up to three miles from their hive so your beehive will tangibly contribute to an increase in biodiversity in the area. Bee Conservation offers hive rental packages for your workplace that will help your company improve its sustainability! Find out more here https://beeconservation.org.uk/pages/corporate-beehive-rental-1
We hope you found these tips useful!